Building service contractors choose Contracting Profits magazine as their trusted go-to source for brands, product information and selection, services and solutions. In addition to being a dependable and established source for BSCs, Contracting Profits is proud to be the official publication of the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI). Advertising in our award-winning publication gets your message seen by business owners and managers looking to take their businesses to the next level with smart and profitable results.
We Deliver Your Ad Message to More BSCs than any Other Publication
Compared to the competition, Contracting Profits reaches the most BSC's of any magazine serving this market, giving your ad the greatest reach
Contracting Profits* 19,846
Cleaning and Maintenance Management* 15,052
Services (not audited) ~10,000
Building Services Management* 11,496
* Source: June 2016 BPA Brand Reach Reports and publisher's own data (Services circulation is not audited.)
Contracting Profits is used by Decision Makers to Select and Purchase Products
83% use Contracting Profits to learn about new products/brands
44% use Contracting Profits to help in their product selection/purchase
35% have purchased products they saw advertised in Contracting Profits
17% have recommended purchasing products they saw advertised in Contracting Profits
We Know the Building Service Contractor Better Than Anyone Else
Contracting Profits was created solely for the cleaning contractor market and is considered the Inc. magazine of the industry. Subscribers benefit from timely, in-depth coverage written specifically for their business needs. Our readers are so engaged with Contracting Profits that 91% pick up their copy within a week of receiving and 85% pick up and read their copy two or more times.
Equipment/Supplies Purchased By Our Subscribers in a 12-Month Period
98% of subscribers took some purchasing actions in the past year after seeing ads in Contracting Profits magazine.
Ad Close: 1/9/17
Materials Due: 1/16/17
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Ad Close: 3/9/17
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With every ad you get:
- A company listing, a link to your ad and a link to your site on an email sent to 16,000 building service contractor owners & executives
- A company listing, a link to your ad and a link to your site on CleanLink.com with the issue
1/2 Page Horizontal
1/2 Page Vertical
1/2 Page Island
1/3 Page Vertical
1/3 Page Square
1/6 Page Vertical
1/6 Page Horizontal
Publication trim size: 7.875x10.75
Bleed Page: 8.125 x 11
Trims to 7.875 x 10.75
Live Area: 7x10
Note: Pertinent matter on bleed advertisement must be kept at least 0.5 inch from image edge. Bleed trim is 0.125 inch.
2 Page Spread Bleed
Bleed 16 x 11 Trim 15.75 x 10.75
Live matter must be kept 0.5 inch away from untrimmed edge and 0.25 inch clearance for gutter.
Trim variance is 1/8 inch
Line screen: 133
Output Resolution: 2540
Max Ink Density: 300%
4-color rotation (wet) is black, cyan, magenta, yellow
Binding: Saddle stitched
Mechanical Requirements for Inserts:
Contact production manager for insert specifications (size, stock, binding, shipping). Sample of insert must be submitted to publisher for mechanical clearance and pricing.
Issuance and Closing Date
Mailing Date: 18th of month of issue
Closing Date: 8th of preceding month.
Cancellation Date: No cancellation after 8th of preceding month.
Sending Your Ad:
Upload files to www.tradepress.com/uploads or mail CD or DVD (please include a pdf soft proof when uploading ads). Sending a Revised Ad: Indicate revised files in the file name (Example: File Name_r1.pdf, _r2.pdf, _r3.pdf etc.)
Mailing & Shipping Instructions
Send all contracts, insertion orders and electronic ad materials to:
2100 West Florist Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209
Acceptable File Types:
PDF: Embed all fonts, do not subset fonts. Be sure RGB graphics are converted to CMYK and 266 or higher resolution.
Disable color management. Prefer properly sized, placeable image without slugs and printer marks. Printer marks are not required, but if used, they should be 0.25 from outside of trim. Preferred pdf format is Press Quality or PDF/X-1a:2001.
Adobe InDesign: Be sure to supply all fonts and graphics. Transparent effects will be flattened.
Adobe Illustrator and compatible EPS files: Be sure to supply all fonts and graphics or convert all type to outlines, and embed images. All transparent effects must be flattened.
Adobe Photoshop: Flattened TIFF files preferred. Native Photoshop files (.psd) or layered TIFF files (.tif) are acceptable. Be sure to supply all fonts or rasterize type layers. Image must be set to CMYK mode and be sure file is a minimum of 266 dpi at the final ad size.
QuarkXpress: Be sure to supply all fonts and graphics.
Production Charges: Charges will be added for conversion of files that do not follow the following requirements or for revisions/additions to furnished files. Ads that are not accompanied by the required proofs will be charged to have one made.
We cannot guarantee reproduction of ads that are set up incorrectly or missing the required proofs.
Acceptable Graphic Types:
Continuous tone/halftone: 266 dpi, black & white graphics must be set to grayscale mode, 4-color graphics must be set to cmyk mode, files saved as a TIFF or EPS. Do not save files with "JPEG" compression.
Lineart: 1200 dpi, must be set to bitmap mode, saved as tiff.
Vector graphics - 4 color graphics: colors must be cmyk breakdowns, saved as EPS.
Spot-color graphics: Colors must be set to appropriate spot colors, saved as EPS or DCS2. Vector graphics using transparent effects must be flattened.
All ads must be accompanied by a single page, composite proof. 4-color ads require a Digital Matchprint, Rainbow, Fuji or Kodak digital color proof. Color lasers will be used as a general color guide only, not for color matching. Spot-color ads require a composite, color proof indicating color usage. Black and white lasers are acceptable for grayscale ads.
The above types of color proofs must be provided with color ads. If one is not provided, one will be made at a cost of $50.00 net.
Ads must be accompanied by the proofs specified above to guarantee satisfactory reproduction.
Manufacturers are encouraged to submit the following content for consideration in print/online:
Every print issue features products and they will be archived on CleanLink.com and appear in our Cleaning Insider eNewsletter following the issue. Manufacturers are encouraged to submit new product announcements throughout the year. Submissions will be selected for the magazine on the first of the month prior to publication. The number of products featured will be dependent on available space.
Product submissions should include a full description of the product, including specs, features and benefits. These free announcements are subject to editing for space and magazine style. Each announcement must also include an image of the product. Images should be jpeg or tiff files at 300 dpi and at least 3 inches square — we are unable to extract print-quality images from Word documents. Please include both the product description and image attachment in the same email. Products submissions can be sent to your sales representative, or by emailing email@example.com. Indicate in which publication(s) you want your product to appear.
Manufacturers are encouraged to submit company announcements such as personnel changes, mergers, acquisitions, new websites, warehouse relocations, awards, etc. These announcements will be considered for feature on CleanLink.com and the Cleaning Insider eNewsletter, and may be picked up for inclusion in print (space permitting). General industry tips, survey results, white papers and other industry announcements will also be considered.
To submit any of the above announcements, email Corinne.Zudonyi@tradepressmedia.com. There are no restrictions in length and photos are encouraged. (Images should be jpeg or tiff files at 300 dpi and at least 3 inches square.)
Case studies are featured in each of our print publications, as well as on CleanLink.com. These submissions should follow a typical case study format — state problem, provide solution and explain success. If submissions feature a distributor, they will be considered for Sanitary Maintenance magazine. Case studies about in-house departments may be profiled in Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine. And profiles of building service contractors will be considered for Contracting Profits magazine. Following print (no matter which publication it is featured in), each case study will be added to CleanLink.com.
Due to space, case studies should be 450-500 words long and include a separate headline. Submissions should also include a photo of the product in use, preferably at the facility being profiled (standalone product images will not be used). Images should be jpeg or tiff files at 300 dpi and at least 3 inches square. Please include both the case study text and image attachment in the same email. Case study submissions can be sent to your sales representative, or by emailing Corinne.Zudonyi@tradepress.com or Dan.Weltin@tradepress.com.
Publisher's Copy Protective Clause: Advertiser and advertising agency assume liability for all content of advertisements printed, and also assume responsibility for any claims arising therefrom made against the publisher. Publisher reserves the right to reject any advertising. Publisher is not responsible for errors in key numbers or index of advertisers.
Short Rates and Rebates: Advertisers will be short rated if within the 12-month period they do not use the number of insertions upon which their billings have been based. Advertisers will be rebated if within the 12-month period they have used sufficient insertions to earn a lower frequency rate appearing on this card.
Rate Protection Clause: A minimum of 90 days notice will be given preceding any rate increase. On effective date of new rates, earned frequency on space run to date will apply to new rates. Contracts in force at time of rate announcement will be honored.
Publisher reserves right to hold advertiser and/or its advertising agency jointly and severally liable for such monies as are due and payable to the publisher.